Movie Podcast Weekly Ep. 041: The Lone Ranger (2013), Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Monsters University (2013)

Movie Podcast Weekly delivers a nearly 3-hour triple-header review, where we cover “The Lone Ranger,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Monsters University.” We are pleased to bring you two excellent special guests: filmmaker WILLIAM ROWAN JR. and artist and horror movie cinephile CHRIS EXCESS. This episode includes our usual Mini Reviews and Recommendation Segments, but we’ve also included about 45 minutes of extra BONUS CONTENT following the end of this episode. Enjoy!

I. Intro

II. Two Film Book Recommendations From Josh:
The Film That Changed My Life by Robert Elder
The Best Film You’ve Never Seen by Robert Elder

III. Mini Reviews:
William Rowan Jr.: The Croods, Sinister
ChrisExcess: True Grit, Doberman, True Romance, The NeverEnding Story
Jason: Jason’s 35 lbs. for 35 Movies Challenge!, Identity Thief, Deadfall Trail
Josh: Before Midnight, Only the Young

IV. Review of “The Lone Ranger”
Ratings and Recommendations for THE LONE RANGER
Jason = 6 ( Rental )
Josh = 4.5 ( Avoid )
William Rowan Jr. = 5.5 ( Rental )
ChrisExcess = n/a

V. Review of “Despicable Me 2”
Ratings and Recommendations for DESPICABLE ME 2
Jason = n/a
Josh = n/a
William Rowan Jr. = n/a
ChrisExcess = 8 ( Buy it! )

VI. Review of “Monsters University”
Ratings and Recommendations for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
Jason = 4 ( Avoid )
Josh = n/a
William Rowan Jr. = n/a
ChrisExcess = 5 ( Rental )

VII. Genre Recommendation Segments

Documentary: Reel Injun (2009)

Horror: Dead Silence (2007)

VIII. Wrap-Up

— Top 10 List E-mailed in From Deadbox Mike of Streaming
— ChrisExcess’s Top 5 Most Life-Changing Movies
— ChrisExcess’s Top 10 Movies You Should See Before You Die
— ChrisExcess’s Top 10 All-Time Favorite Films
— Video Store Nostaliga Stories: Part 2
– Mini Review: Castle Freak

NEXT WEEK’S EPISODE: Pacific Rim with special guests John Perkins of and author of the book Film Critic, Laremy Legel of the Brad ‘n’ Laremy on Movies podcast

Links for this episode:

Follow William on Twitter: @GalanoPro

Hear more of ChrisExcess on the Terror Troop Horror Movie Podcast:
Terror Troop 058: Horror From the Hood
Terror Troop 061: Voodoo Zombies

ChrisExcess recommends: Black Sabbath

Josh recommends: The Lone Ranger / Utah National Parks ad

Josh also recommends:
Kevin Smith and Scott Derrickson (on Smoviemakers) Part 1
Kevin Smith and Scott Derrickson (on Smoviemakers) Part 2

Josh recommends these two film books by Robert Elder:
The Film That Changed My Life
The Best Film You’ve Never Seen

Jason recommends listening to next week’s guest, Laremy Legel, on The /Filmcast: After Dark Ep. 62: Should You Ever Lower Your Movie Expectations?

Follow Movie Podcast Weekly on Twitter: @MovieCastWeekly

Follow Joshua Ligairi on Twitter: @IcarusArts

Listen to Jason’s review of “God Bless America” here: Movie Stream

Especially for HORROR FANS: Horror Movie

Special thanks goes out to our special guests, William Rowan Jr. and ChrisExcess, for joining us. And we’d also like to thank all those who have written to us! We also want to thank singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram and the voice talents of Midnight Corey Graham from The Electric Chair Podcast, Willis Wheeler from the Terror Troop Podcast and Mr. Ron Baird for their help with our recommendation segment intros.

We’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.

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